Bollywood Industry has established itself around the globe and Bollywood stars are keen on taking up a Hollywood flick to globalize their popularity. There are some big names like Priyanka Chopra, Aishwarya Rai and Irrfan Khan who have successfully merged themselves in the Hollywood business.
However, this is just one side of the story. There have been instances when huge Hollywood projects have been rejected by the Bollywood actors. We take a look at some Bollywood actors who turned down Epic Hollywood Movies.
7 times Bollywood Actors turned down Epic Hollywood Movies
Shah Rukh Khan
Apparently, there is no character sketch created that King Khan cannot excel at. Shah Rukh Khan was offered Anil Kapoor’s role in Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire. According to the reports, SRK didn’t think that this role was ‘good enough’ for him. We all know that it went on to become Anil’s big break to Hollywood.
Hrithik is one of the few Bollywood actors with drop-dead international looks and a gorgeous body. It is a known fact that Hrithik Roshan has sworn his commitment to Bollywood and vowed to never work in Hollywood. The actor rejected the Hollywood flick, Pink Panther 2 soon after it was offered to him.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is considered the world’s most gorgeous woman and we second that. The beauty queen rejected the remarkable character of ‘Briseis‘ opposite Brad Pitt in the movie, Troy. It is believed that the actress was not cool about the intimate scenes with Brad Pitt.
The Bollywood superstar, Deepika Padukone has already made a remarkable debut opposite Vin Diesel in XXX – Return of Xander Cage. However, this isn’t the first Hollywood project that was offered to the actress. Deepika rejected the prestigious Hollywood venture, Furious 7 due to her prior commitments in Bollywood.
Irrfan Khan is an actor who is highly acclaimed for his work in Bollywood and Hollywood. It takes a lot of courage to make up your mind and reject a Christopher Nolan project. Irrfan Khan was offered the role of Matt Damon in the movie, Interstellar which he went on to reject due to his ongoing Bollywood commitments.
Akshay Kumar is one of the actors who is extremely happy about his work and fan base in Bollywood. The actor happened to reject an untitled Hollywood flick starring Dwayne Johnson. He further added “I am happy and satisfied with the Bollywood offers. Here, I have a huge fan group to entertain and I am not going to fit into Hollywood so I keep refusing to do projects there.” Isn’t that so cool?
Priyanka Chopra is trending all over the world with her success stories today. The actress has become the heartthrob of New York with Quantico. However, Priyanka has rejected a major role before in the movie, Immortals due to her ongoing Bollywood projects then.